Study Visit on Resilience and Youthwork in Jordan


Desert Bloom, a member of the Jordanian network, is hosting a Study Visit on Resilience and Youthwork in Jordan from the 4th till the 12 of June 2023, co-funded by the European Union under Erasmus Plus. Thirty-three social workers, youth leaders, educational and career counsellors, teachers, general educators, trainers, mentors, coaches from ten countries (Jordan, Poland, Georgia, Portugal, Romania, Latvia, Tunisia, Palestine, Germany and Lithuania) are gathering to contribute to healthier and more resilient communities through the five factors for developing resilience which are connection, communication, confidence, competence, and control.

This study visit aims to raise awareness of the increasing demand for mental health services caused by current global issue; provide support for individuals and communities to access their resilience in addressing mental health issues; highlight the significance of psychoeducation for youth workers in improving mental health and building resilience; establish a consortium to gather resources, knowledge, and expertise to improve the health and resilience of communities and advocate for the five key factors that foster resilience in individuals and communities.

The first visit was to The Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS “, where they learnt about their best practices in the field of Mental Health in schools and communities, they provide safe places for people to express themselves. The second visit was to “Souq Fann”, the largest online market place for handmade products in the Arab world. Creative artists come together to make, sell and buy their unique pieces. This social enterprise has economically empowered thousands of young people and families.